Where To Stay In Puerto Escondido, Mexico: 9 Hotels & Vacation Rentals - Updated 2024

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Located on Mexico’s Pacific coast, Puerto Escondido - or “Hidden Port” - is one of the country’s most famous destinations and especially known amongst surfers. It is a bustling, small town where you can surf, dive, snorkel, swim, go sport fishing or watch wildlife - especially turtles, dolphins and whales. There are also plenty of nightlife options, such as restaurants and bars, often with live music. This charming town managed to combine its authenticity as a fishing town with tourism.

The upper part of Puerto Escondido is the more local area, whereas most tourism is happening in the lower town’s main strip. The surf hub is Playa Zicatela, which stretches from Bahía Principal to Punta Zicatela.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status. recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on January 31, 2024.

1. Luxury suite (from 50 USD)

This modern and luxurious apartment is located in the centre of Puerto Escondido, just one block away from the beach. The apartment features one bedroom and one bathroom, black rock showers and great ocean views. WiFi is available, as well as an equipped kitchen and laundry facilities.

Guests also have access to private gardens. Everything is just a quick drive away - shops, bars, restaurants and the market.

Luxury suite

Price: from 50 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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2. Penthouse with panoramic view (from 139 USD)

This two-story condominium features a stunning panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. “Casa Rebecca” is beautifully decorated and has a private rooftop terrace. It also has a fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms. Up to six people can be accommodated here.

Penthouse with panoramic view

Price: from 139 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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3. Hotel Santa Fe (from USD 126)

Hotel Santa Fe has the beach right at its doorstep. Located between the beaches of Zicatela and Marinaro, this colonial-style hotel is the perfect spot for a beach holiday. The hotel features several outdoor swimming pools and has an on-site restaurant.

The rooms are beautifully decorated, equipped with wooden furniture, and a private balcony with great views. The restaurants serve local and international dishes and the hotel is a short five-minute drive away from the town’s center.

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Hotel Santa Fe

Wifi Available

Address: Calle del Morro, Colonia Marinero
544 meters (0.4 ft) from Playa Principal

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

4. Hotel Escondido (from USD 400)

Hote Escondido is located right by the beach and features a beach club, a spa, and bungalows with swimming pools and a great view over the ocean. The city itself is a 45-minute drive away and the hotel has parking available.

Each bungalow is equipped with air conditioning and a private bathroom, and guests have access to WiFi. The on-site restaurant serves international cuisine and several local bars, restaurants, and supermarkets are close by.

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Hotel Escondido - Adults Only

Address: Carretera Federal Salina Cruz Santiago Pinotepa Nacional. KM 113
22.45 km (14.0 mi) from Playa Principal

Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Garden First aid kit available WiFi available in all areas 24-hour security Process in place to check health of guests Swimming pool Pets allowed

5. Apartment close to the beach (from USD 93)

This apartment is only a three-minute walk to the beach! It is located on the first floor of a three level house, and guests have access to the garden. It is equipped with air-conditioning, fan, Wifi and a kitchen, with all necessary utensils. Many great cafes and restaurants are a 3-5 minute walk away.

The place is located in “La Punta”, at the end of Zicatela Beach. The neighbourhood is quiet and laid-back, but a short drive away from the town’s centre. Having said that, it is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for some relaxation and/or good waves for surfing.

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Brisas de Zicatela, Oaxaca, Mexico
3.57 km (2.3 mi) from Playa Principal
229 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a/c was most welcome
the a/c is also lifesaver
the air conditioning is a blessing plus the place has two additional fans
the room stays cool all day even when the air conditioner is switched off
the ac works really well and the kitchen is well equiped
very clean place and comfortable
the place is incredibly clean and comfortable
our stay here was flawless safe clean etc
clean comfortable good ac
what an absolutely charming home everything was just as described and impeccably clean and comfortable
the host did everything to make us feel comfortable and welcome
afrodite was our host and she was extremely helpful kind and friendly
host was extremely friendly and helpful let us drop off our bags early
afrodite was so friendly and accommodating
berenice and raphael are wonderful hosts
great apartment in a beautiful location
cozy comfortable private close to la punta (easy 2 min walk) and zicatela
this apartment is in a great location in la punta
it’s in a great location too short walk to la punta main street and the beach
also good location very close to the beach :)
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6. Vivo Resorts (from USD 183)

This luxurious resort offers fully equipped apartments and is just a 15-minute drive away from Puerto Escondido, located on a long, pristine beach. It features an infinity pool with a bar from where you can enjoy amazing views of the ocean. All apartments are equipped with air conditioning, kitchen, TVs and WiFi. The property is also home to a restaurant.

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Vivo Resorts

Wifi Available

Address: Playa Palmarito, Avenida Vivo L-46b, Bajos de Chila
14.42 km (9.0 mi) from Playa Principal

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

7. Luxury oceanfront villa (from USD 1360)

If you are traveling in a big group, then this villa is an excellent opportunity. It is located on a secluded beach in Los Naranjos, a gated community, and is a short drive away from Puerto Escondido. This luxurious villa can host up to 16 people, and features seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Wifi is available throughout the property and there is a pool, spa, and all kitchen and bathroom necessities.

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Puerto Escondido, OAX, MX
2.09 km (1.3 mi) from Playa Principal
5 reviews  
villa 16 Guests 7 Bedrooms 7 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
the house manager and the owner were very communicative and helpful
the couple who are the caretakers of the house are so sweet and accommodating
puerto escondido is a great place to visit
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8. Private room in Aqua Luna (from USD 33)

This private room is part of the Aqua Luna Boutique Hotel. Located a short walk from Zicatela Beach and the main tourist strip, it is in a great neighbourhood. Aqua Luna features a pool bar, an on-site restaurant and a rooftop hot tub, with amazing views. All rooms have private bathrooms and daily cleaning is included in the price.

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Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico
1.62 km (1.1 mi) from Playa Principal
424 reviews   Wifi Available
Room in boutique hotel 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
as well lots of sun chairs a “refreshing” pool and plenty of nice vegetation to look at
also surprisingly comfortable beds great sunset views from the terrace
pool and rooftop jacuzzi are great additions
clive always has a good mix of music playing and a tv with various surf videos going too
the pool and jacuzzi area on the rooftop are awesome for relax
clean bathroom hot shower and comfy bed
our room was clean and had everything we needed
the rooms and bathroom are new and clean
service was amazing our room got cleaned everyday and towels changed too
room was super clean & serviced daily & food at the hotel was fantastic
staff was very nice
staff is helpful and kind
staff was really friendly and helpful
staff is also very friendly
very nice & friendly staff
great place in a great location
the location is great really close to the beach and various restaurants and bars
nice place nice location simple and fare price
the location is good u can walk 5 mins to the main beach (zicatela) and many restaurants there
location is great and pool area is superb
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9. Brand new apartment with balcony

This brand new apartment is located in one of the town’s best neighbourhoods - close to Carrizalillo Beach and Rinconada Boulevard. Restaurants, shops and bars are within walking distance and the apartment features a great view from the balcony.

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Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico
1.41 km (0.9 mi) from Playa Principal
76 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the balcony apartment was perfect
the third floor apartment had an amazing balcony with stunning views
nice pool great balcony free coffee
the apartment and the balcony are really nice
the room and balcony have great ceiling fans
it was clean and had everything we needed
it is clean private near the ocean and all kinds of great restaurants
the room itself was spot on - very clean and comfortable
the rooms are generous in size and very clean
the building was beautiful and clean
she was understanding and seems like a wonderful host
the balconada apartment and the hosts were simply wonderful
they are both genuinely nice helpful and always super friendly and welcoming
soledad was a warm and gracious host who went out of her way to accommodate our needs
very positive nice apt and great hosts highly recommended
the location is excellent in rinconada with easy access to playa carizalillo
this house is in a perfect location
perfect location and fantastic people
we highly recommend this location for any age travelers
soledad's place is the perfect location
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Mexico's gem

Puerto Escondido is, without a doubt, one of Mexico’s gems and one of the most popular destinations for national and international travelers. Even though tourism has increased in the last few years, the town managed to keep its charm and it has a lot to discover.

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